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120 views

Are the stories connected by more than just marginal references?

The Cloud Atlas presents us with 6 seemingly different storylines across centuries of human history: a personal adventure ultimately ending in a statement against slavery. a personal tragedy about ...
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966 views

Why would owner agree to be on Hotel Hell?

Watched the Gordon Ramsay show "Hotel Hell" for the first time, and was amazed at how the entire 1-hour show revolved around pointing out the defects in the hotel owner's character: He was an ...
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Does Gordon Ramsay ever like anything in Kitchen Nightmares?

Gordon Ramsay is a world-class celebrity chef, so it's not surprising that he always criticizes the food at the restaurants he visits in Kitchen Nightmares -- not to mention the fact that there's ...
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1answer
147 views

British Mini-Series from the Nineties about Northern Ireland and members of the I.R.A

There was a mini-series in the early to mid 90's that was centered around the British Army and the IRA, it was a very good production but I missed the last couple of episodes. I'm hoping that someone ...
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4k views

Why does Django choose to dress like that?

In Django Unchained when Schultz takes Django to a clothes shop and asks him to choose his own clothes, at first Django is surprised, but after that he choses this typical dress for him. His ...
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642 views

Is Firefly/Serenity related to the game series Mass Effect

I've played through all 3 Mass Effect games and now I'm watching Firefly. I noticed that Jayne (the mercenary) wears a "Blue Sun" muscle shirt and in Mass Effect, the Blue Suns are a mercenary ...
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995 views

Is Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) from Pulp Fiction the same person as The Bride in Kill Bill?

I was watching Pulp Fiction tonite and I suddenly realized that Uma's character makes reference to her failed pilot, Fox Force Five, and her character's prowess with knives. It made me think of her ...
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1answer
260 views

Stripper falls for a tourist and opens an espresso bar

Hey im trying to find the name of a movie. The plot points I remember. A guy travels out of town and ends up at a strip club drunk. When he gets ina taxi to leave and has no money, this stripper ...
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405 views

What was the point of eating and drinking?

In Oculus (2013), Kaylie sets up a few alarms for her and her brother to perform various tasks. One of them is to eat and another is to hydrate (drink water). They were ~60 minute alarms. I didn't ...
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223 views

Why do most doors never get closed?

In almost every movie or TV episode when a door is opened, the character doesn't bother to shut the door after passing through. Why? Would it kill the flow of the story?
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395 views

How did Walt earn 70 M+ USD?

I have just finished watching Breaking Bad, and I am wondering how Walt earned 70 M usd (8 barrels) since most he earned was 7 M per year with Gustavo (I remember his wife calculated it per year, he ...
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1answer
130 views

Kids' horror, with the bogey man?

This is one of the last things from my childhood that I haven't managed to determine the existence of. It may be an amalgamation of memories from different shows, and it's possible that some of them ...
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1answer
53 views

Why was Terriers canceled after its first season?

The 2010 TV show Terriers which was aired on FX was canceled after just one season. This show holds a rating of 8.6 on IMDB from 6993 users. Why was this show canceled ?
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87 views

Old horror movie (recoloured?) with gypsy children

I'm trying to identify an old, obscure horror movie. A rich landholder adopts and then kills gypsy children to give himself immortality. Two of the children, brother and sister, return to haunt him, ...
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1answer
123 views

What happens to Felix at the end of Thunderball?

At the end of Thunderball, when escaping the boat, Bond gives Felix a life ring and then pushes him off the boat. Bond and Domino then jump off the boat, before it hits some rocks and explodes. A ...
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7answers
2k views

What happens if an actor dies or gets injured on set during filming?

Does that scene get edited out before it's released or is the movie scrapped altogether? To confirm, I'm asking about real deaths and injuries on set while the movie is being filmed. This is assuming ...
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1answer
875 views

Did Black Widow really trick Loki into revealing his plans?

In The Avengers (2012), during the scene in which Loki is imprisoned aboard the Helicarrier, Black Widow interrogates him and at the end of the exchange takes place: Black Widow: You're a monster. ...
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1answer
568 views

70s movie ends with a train/car crash

I saw it on TV in the 80s, as best as I can recall it was produced in the 70s. I have no idea about title, actors, or plot, but I do remember the ending: A man and a woman were driving on country ...
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1answer
69 views

The cheque in The Dreamers

In The Dreamers when the parents of Isa and Theo saw them, they wrote a cheque and gone. What was that? They didn't want to face up to children or emancipate them?
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64 views

What is the meaning of the ring in Shame?

The movie Shame finishes with a scene that the main charachter looks at the ring of a married woman. He saw here before and regard the ring. He was not living according to the society rules, but at ...
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1answer
188 views

Why all characters' arms/legs in Adventure Time are so soft?

How can they be so long and soft and even make arms waves? Have they not got any bones? The dog Jake has magic, so it's no problem that he has soft legs, but it doesn't make sense that Finn has soft ...
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1answer
401 views

Does the Oracle in the Matrix have anything to do with an oracle machine in computer science?

An oracle machine as defined by Alan Turing is a Turing machine connected to an oracle which can solve non-computable problems in a single operation, most famously the halting problem. The halting ...
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1answer
86 views

HBO Comedian with AIDS

Trying to identify a comedian seen on HBO in the 1980s or early 1990s. He is gay and diagnosed with Aids. In the routine, he also stated he hosted at a comedy club in LA.
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Who is James in “The Double (2013)”?

I saw the movie The Double this morning, a very strange movie. I didn't understand the exact plot of the movie. I've read the plot in IMDB and Wikipedia too, but I don't get it. Can somebody explain ...
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1answer
433 views

Why does King Schultz go to such distance in order to help Django?

In Django Unchained, Dr. King Schultz, who is a bounty hunter, takes enormous risks and goes to a great distance in order to help Django. Although Django does help him nab the Brittle brothers, was ...
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89 views

Which films are currently in film-limbo that you really want to be made? [closed]

A number of movies enter production-hell which can severely delay or bar quality source material (books, stories, scripts) from ever reaching the screen. Which rumoured or confirmed productions are ...
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1answer
201 views

What is the music in both of these trailers? [closed]

The chord progression for a part of the music in the trailers for both 47 Ronin (around :49) and 50 Shades of Grey (around 1:00) is the same. I recognize it from somewhere; does anyone know the ...
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0answers
95 views

Significance/symbolism of toe-licking scene

On the day of Pu Yi's inauguration as Emperor of Manchukuo, his wife the Empress goes a bit nutty. First she eats some white flowers. Then later Eastern Jewel starts licking her toes. I never got ...
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1answer
240 views

70's ? Sci fi film about 2 sets of Aliens living on Earth fighting of supremacy [duplicate]

I remember seeing this film as a kid which would make it mid 70's but the film may be older. The main hero of the film is one of three Aliens (good guys) sent to earth the track down and eliminate ...
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1answer
915 views

Plot-oriented adult movies

Despite struggling to word this question in a manner that won't be off-topic; Do some movie studios create adult movies which are mainly plot-oriented? That is, movies with prevalent adult content, ...
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2answers
370 views

What was the first movie with an openly gay main character?

I'm sure there are plenty of never-released gay/lesbian films from early cinema, but what was the first film released in theaters for the general public? For this question, let's consider openly gay ...
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1answer
75 views

History of the music video?

Obviously in the United States, the music video was spectacularly thrust into prominence in the early 1980's (1981 IIRC) with the inaugural episode of Music Television (Now MTV), which originally ...
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1answer
164 views

What was the longest successful Primetime cartoon prior to The Simpsons?

The Simpsons, which started as a series of shorts shown during The Tracy Ullman Show, has now been on the air for 25 years as its own full-length half-hour episodic cartoon. Its success spawned a ...
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1answer
288 views

Why are people playing police officers not arrested?

In a film or TV series there are often people playing police officers, quite often on set where memebers of the public can see them. Wouldn't this fall foul of the 'impersonating a police officer' ...
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1answer
103 views

Late 80s arthouse movie with a man shooting people through the TV

I am trying to identify a movie, circa 1990, possibly French - I'm pretty sure it was foreign language. A guy gets fed up with terrible TV shows and builds a giant gun which can fire into the TV, and ...
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1answer
816 views

Post-apocalyptic movie from early 1970's - people turn into powder

I've got another movie from my childhood that I'm trying to find. I saw it on TV (in the US) no later than 1975-76, in English. The plot was an ongoing end-of-civilization event. There was a ...
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1answer
83 views

“Never mistake motionless for inactivity” quote from NCIS LA

A few days ago I heard this quote from Hetty on TV: Never mistake motionless for inactivity, Mr. Callen. Crocodiles get most of their meals that way. I have been googling around but I couldn't ...
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1answer
119 views

What was the first movie that had only female characters?

What was the first movie that had only female characters? In a quiz competition that question was asked and I didn't know its answer. Although the question was for Bollywood but here my question is ...
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1answer
108 views

Why do they simply watch the tire?

In the movie Rubber (2010) directed by Quentin Dupieux, there's a group of people who watch and do nothing as a tire causes havoc at a motel, but what is the reason for them being there and does this ...
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1answer
53 views

What was Yen putting and why?

In Ocean's Thirteen what for Yen was putting inside of some place after passing through the path of elevator? I didn't get what for Ocean planned to put something there. Because I think afterwards ...
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2answers
133 views

Which was the first movie featuring only 1 character (that is seen in the movie)?

I want to know which was the first movie (not animated), which had only one character (which is seen) in the story. I am talking about movies like Buried and All is Lost. Not including short films or ...
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2answers
647 views

Hollywood doesn't pay attention to classic montage theory anymore?

I think montage theory belongs to the most important apects in movie art. Soviet montage theory is an approach to understanding and creating cinema that relies heavily upon editing (montage is ...
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155 views

What happened to rest of 6 barrels of money? [duplicate]

In the finale of Breaking Bad, Walt killed Uncle Jack and his companions who took 6 barrels of Walt's money. After that what happened to that 6 barrel? Who got that money?
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1answer
214 views

Old cartoon short from the 80's about 2 boys sent to hell

Trying to identify an old cartoon short, maybe from the 80s. It was about two hotrod jerk kids who drank booze and terrorized their town; in the end, they wound in Hell with one getting his scalp ...
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1answer
301 views

Aliens have sex with humans and collect the dopamine from their brains with a syringe [closed]

This movie is sci-fi and roughly from the late 70's or early 80's. The dopamine collected is used as a drug on their planet and they are harvesting it from humans.
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1answer
427 views

How do they shoot long underwater scenes (especially the even longer stylistic ones)?

How do they shoot the music videos where people are singing inside water? What confuses me if that is plain special effects is their clothes, they behave exactly how clothes behave in water. The ...
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2answers
956 views

Fake currency used in movies - trouble?

Every fourth movie that I watch has a suitcase full of money, money in stacks, money being thrown into the air. While I can imagine that if its a stack of money, maybe only the top bill is real. ...
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1answer
102 views

Foreign film involving a woman searching for her MIA husband

The movie involves a girl who is searching for a man (may or not be her husband at the time) who went missing during the war (world war 2 i think). She visits the different people who knew him for ...
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1answer
286 views

White boy growing up among African tribe

I'm looking for the name of a movie or 2-part miniseries with the following plot ingredients: white boy is found by an African tribe (with red clothes) (pretty sure) I'm uncertain whether the mother ...
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1answer
208 views

Violent movie from <= 1980

I'm trying to find a movie that I watched on cable (HBO, in the US) in 1980 or 81 when I was a kid. It was a thriller, very violent with a fair bit of nudity and a couple of very violent scenes: A ...

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